Successful Treatment of Acute Boron Poisoning Induced Neurotoxicity by Haemodialysis: A Case Report

Hosagoudar, Pradeep; Jaganath, A.; Raju, J. N.; Srinivasan, K. V.
June 2012
Indian Anaesthetists' Forum;Jun2012, p1
Academic Journal
Case Study
Boric acid is a commonly used as pesticide, disinfectant and wood preservative. Boron poisoning could be acute or chronic. Acute boron poisoning could be suicidal or accidental. It may manifest with vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, headache, altered sensorium, seizure etc. Treatment of acute boron poisoning is conservative, no specific antidote is available. Forced alkaline diuresis might help in rapid renal elimination of boric acid. Here we are reporting an interesting, rare case of acute boric acid poisoning with neurotoxicity not responding to conservative management and forced alkaline diuresis. Patient was successfully managed with haemodialysis and neurological symptoms resolved subsequently.


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